SC man sentenced for shooting alleged burglars


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A convicted felon who shot and killed two men he said were trying to rob his Spartanburg apartment has been sentenced to prison.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says 30-year-old Douglas Williams was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in federal prison.

Authorities say Williams shot 22-year-old Michael Gentry-Hill Jr. and 18-year-old Darren Hill in April 2012.

Local officials chose not to prosecute Williams, who was prohibited from having a gun because of a 2008 forgery conviction. Investigators said he got the gun from the glove compartment of his girlfriend's car.

At the time, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said Williams' apartment had been broken into three times previously.

In February, Williams pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun.

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